Police: Man robbed jewelry store at Greenwood Park Mall

A man was arrested after an employee of a jewelry store at Greenwood Park Mall reported he pulled out a knife and stole a ring and then was chased by the manager.

James Dewar, 40, who told police he is homeless, was arrested on charges of robbery, intimidation, possession of paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

Just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the Greenwood Park Mall. Dewar had been caught by Indianapolis police just across County Line Road.

A manager for Zales, a jewelry store inside the mall, told police that Dewar had asked to look at a wedding ring set, but then pulled out a knife and pointed it toward the employee, according to the Greenwood Police Department report.

The employee yelled, and the manager ran after Dewar, who ran away. A mall security officer spotted the manager chasing Dewar, but Dewar pointed the knife at the security officer, who then called police, the report said.

Police collected a glass pipe Dewar had thrown down while running through the mall and also found methamphetamine in his pocket, the report said.

Dewar was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was held on $21,500 bond.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.